For some time I struggled with a way of living that I was convinced was excellent. When I used it with my close friends, my wife, my family members, it was incredibly productive and beautiful in fact! But then, when I attempted to have the same attitude with people that didn't know me as well...I noticed that it gave quite the opposite effect...In fact, people who saw me with such an attitude didn't see me as overcoming but in fact overbearing! They didn't understand where this attitude of "I am more than a conqueror!" came from. I understand now that this is beautiful I was treating my left hand like my right. We never have to think of think, but humor me. Imagine you are an arm. If you are a right arm, EVERYTHING you do has to be done with an opposite perspective as the left arm. If you are a right hand, you can not perform for the body in the same way as a left hand would, why? Because you perform on the right side of the body; you perform on a whole other framework, same rule book, same plan, same purpose, but different in performance, the right hand from the left.
That said, the best way I can give analogy to this is with your attitude with the people closest to you and those who want to help you, but don't know you as well as your closest family and friends. You need to behave differently, meeker, more humble, more straight to the point, with wisdom but a different wisdom than with those who you allow closest to you. Study this. The public don't have to know what you do in private, just as long as what you are doing in private is powerfully and positively impacting your public audience.
bottom line: Don't behave the same exact way all the time with your close family as you do a stranger, lest your family members begin to feel like strangers to you and vice versa. Give them more of you and let that overflow to others who do not see you as often. You are a VERY powerful and great positive gift of salt to this tasteless world!
Use affirming words often often often with your family members and friends and let those outside of that circle taste the fruit of that effect! You are a great overcoming conqueror! Be blessed! :D
Amen! Make this day a good Hallelujah one!
If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.